Marist Science Students Present and Publish their Undergraduate Research

Many students become involved in high quality undergraduate students during their studies.   Ten out eleven of our science programs require research, internship or another type of experiential learning.  Last year many students presented their research at regional or national meetings including (* denotes student, faculty in bold):

Brittle, Seth;* Quach, Chau;* Garrison, Sam* and Gagnon, Zofia.  Tissue Pathology in Hudson River Crayfish Exposed to Silver Nanoparticles. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012.

Doster, Shelley;* Otte, Maria;* Brittle, Seth;* Garrison, Sam;* Gagnon, Zofia and Dingman, Sherry. Selective Toxicity of Opiate Competitors in Embryonic Brain Development. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012.

Espinasa, LuisCahill, Amy and Mendyk, Alexandra.* The Grotto Sculpins of Pennsylvania: Speciation by Hybridization.  Poster presentation at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Syracuse, NY, 2012.

James, Andrew* and Galbraith, John.  A Study of Charge-Shift Bonding Using Valence Bond theory. Poster presentation, MERCURY conference, Bucknell University, July 29, 2011.  Poster also presented at the American Chemical Society spring meeting, San Diego, CA, March 26, 2012, and the Mid-Hudson ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2012.

Kuntzsch, Eric,* McCloskey, Michael,* Moser, Maxwell* and Ryder, Andrew.  CBD Fusion Protein For the use in Microfluidic Tuberculosis Diagnostic Device.  Hudson Valley Life Science Group Research Symposium, Marist College, 2012.

McMullen Samuel*and Powers, Michael. Journal of Athletic Training. Bilateral Tri-compartment Syndrome in a Collegiate Distance Runner. Poster presentation at the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, St Louis, MO. June 28, 2012.

Nemes, Coleen* and Galbraith, John.  High Spin States of Small Transition Metal Clusters: A Computational Study with Density Functional Theory.  Poster presentation at the MERCURY conference, Bucknell University, July 29, 2011. Poster also presented at the American Chemical Society spring meeting, San Diego, CA, March 26, 2012, and the Mid-Hudson ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2012.

Owen, Timothy S.;* Stephens, Lisa M. and Woolridge, Elisa M.  Demonstration of Green Ethanol Production from a Cellulosic Substrate using Trichoderma  reesei. Mid-Hudson American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bard College, April 27, 2012.

Porras, Jonathan;* DeBlase, Catherine* and Nadeau, Jocelyn. Synthesis and Study of Polycyclic C-Shaped Electroactive Monomers Containing Cofacially Stacked Thiophene Substituted Quinoxaline Segments.  Poster presentation at 243rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA March 26, 2012.

Socci, Kimberly;* McCaffery, Sean;* Millar, Courtney;* Espinasa, Luis and Cahill, Amy. New Species of Nicoletiid Insect from Grand Bahama. Hudson Valley Life Science Group Symposium, Marist College, 2012.

Tracz, Andrew* and Powers, Michael. Ankle Dislocation With Maisonneuve Fracture: A Case Report. Journal of Athletic Training. Poster presentation at the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium, St Louis, MO. June 28, 2012.

Walker, Jennifer;* Dunfee, Marlene,* Ramano,Nicole* and Ryder, Andrew.  Overexpression and Purification of IdeR from Mycobacterium smegmatis.  Hudson Valley Life Science Group Research Symposium, Marist College, 2012.

Watson, Matthew* and Gagnon, Zofia.  The Effects of Synthetically Engineered Silver Nanoparticles on Tomato Plants (Lycopersicon esculentum).  American Junior Academy of Science/American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2012.

Yurgel, Maria Eduarda* and Kepner R.L. Pathogenic Bacteria in Hudson River Sediments? Hudson Valley Life Science Group Research Symposium, Marist College, 2012.

 

Some of our students become co-authors of peer reviewed scientific papers!  Recent publications include:

Clayton, Allen* and Gagnon, Zofia. Impact of Silver Nanoparticle Exposure on Crayfish (Orconectes virilis) Growth, Chemistry and Physiology in Controlled Laboratory Experiment and Hudson River Ecosystem. In: Final Reports of the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program 2010. Sarah H. Fernald, David J. Yozzo, and Helena Andreyko editors. Published by The Hudson River Foundation and The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 2012 March; pp. VI – 1-36.

Espinasa, Luis; Socci, Kimberly;* McCaffery,Sean;* Millar, Courtney* and Cahill Amy.  A New Species of Anelpistina (Nicoeltiidae: Zygentoma) from Sumidero Canyon National Park, in Chiapas, Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 2012, vol 114, 285-292.

Espinasa, Luis; Dunfee, Marlene;* Lettieri, Chelsea* and Walker, Jennifer.*  Cosmopolitan Dispersion in a Parthenogenetic Insect (Nicoletia phytophila; Zygentoma): Human Facilitated or Much Older? Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 2011 vol 124, 310-317.

McMullen, Samual* and Powers, Michael. Bilateral Tri-Compartment Syndrome in a Collegiate Distance Runner, Journal of Athletic Training. 2012, vol47, S-204.

Rose, Rebecca* and Fitzgerald, Neil.  Incorporating a Forensic Science Problem-Solving Activity into an Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Course, The Chemical Educator, 2011, vol 16, 319-322.

Tracz, Andrew* and Powers, Michael. Ankle Dislocation with Maisonneuve Fracture: A Case Report. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012, vol 47, S-188.

Christine L. Schenck*, and Jocelyn M. Nadeau, Synthesis and Redox Properties of Racemic Electroactive Polymers Containing Axially Chiral Adamantyl Segments. Tetrahedron, 2010, Vol 66, 462-466.

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